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Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit.

Startup Colorado offers a select number of individual scholarships throughout the year to foster entrepreneurial growth in rural Colorado. Our goal is to eliminate any roadblocks that stand in the way of you attending an educational, networking, or community building event. Since 2018, Startup Colorado has provided more than 80 scholarships for entrepreneurs to pursue educational opportunities.

Startup Colorado provided travel scholarships for the Pikes Peak Small Business Week in 2019.

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. When submitting your application, please provide as much detailed information as possible. Apply for one of our scholarship opportunities below or submit a general application.

Available opportunities

Harnessing Hemp - Greeley
March 6-7, 2020 The East Colorado SBDC is offering an in-depth course on hemp farming in Greeley on March 6-7. Harnessing Hemp will equip aspiring producers with the knowledge and information needed to determine if the hemp industry is right for them. All attendees of these Planting The Seed courses will receive priority registration for the two-day conference, Harnessing Hemp – Cultivating A Businesses. This comprehensive two-day conference will teach agricultural producers about this incredibly versatile plant and the infrastructure surrounding it.  Providing the knowledge and connections they need in order to be successful and competitive in the growing hemp market. Startup Colorado is offering ten scholarships to each course for interested entrepreneurs in Colorado. Scholarship will cover the course registration fee. Applicants interested in the Greeley course should apply by March 2. Apply now.  
West Slope Startup Week - Grand Junction
June 3-5, 2020 Interested in attending the West Slope Startup Week? Startup Colorado is providing free housing in the "SUCO Bunkhouse" in the Colorado Mesa University dorms. Stay with other entrepreneurs and community champions from around the state, grow your personal network, and enjoy the fantastic lineup of educational events at this years' WSSW. Apply here.